Lexington Christian Academy Seniors Gain Real World Experience Through Internships

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Through the final three weeks in May, seniors at Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, MA) completed intensive internships as a final capstone requirement before their graduation.

Our senior internships were a great way for us to get out into the real world and experience aspects of jobs that we hope to be immersed in years down the road.

Through the final three weeks in May, seniors at Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, MA) completed intensive internships as a final capstone requirement before their graduation. During that time, they gained valuable real-world experience and cultivated mentorships at some of Greater Boston’s leading organizations, such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, State Street Global Advisors, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation.

Seniors were tasked with securing their internships in the months before their starting date of Monday, May 9th. Senior Reuben Duttweiler reveled in his experience working as a statistician intern for Gordon College. “Our senior internships were a great way for us to get out into the real world and experience aspects of jobs that we hope to be immersed in years down the road,” said Duttweiler. “They helped us decide in advance whether we want to pursue these career paths through college or not.” Senior Matt Soper helped grow cells that were to be used in testing at Shakhnovich Biophysics Lab. “My experience at the internship confirmed that I wanted to do research when I get out of college,” he said.

Head of School Tim Russell was pleased with the efforts and diverse passions of LCA’s graduating seniors. He noted that, “At LCA, we are preparing students to know and do and work in a world that deeply needs committed, principled, inspired workers; men and women who see their work as God’s calling. Senior internships provide a felicitous opportunity to engage knowing with doing, before students head off to college.”

Senior internships are a long-standing tradition at LCA that bridge the gap between the educational and professional worlds. They stand as another testament to LCA’s commitment to the importance of independent work beyond the traditional classroom. Past graduates have completed internships at such other sites as Massachusetts General Hospital, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s and Governor Michael Dukakis’s offices, the Boston Police Department and MIT’s Draper Library.

Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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